Gudong

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Gudong
盬洞
—  Municipality  —
From top left: ?? Bridge, Some Borough, apartment buildings in Central Borough, and That Park.
Coat of arms of Gudong
Coat of arms
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Coordinates :
Country Zong
Province Hong Leng Te
Boroughs
Government
 • Mayor TBD
Area
 • Land 1,521.11 km2 (587.30 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 12,106,920
Demonym Gudonguese
Postal code TBD
Website gudong.zo

Gudong (Zong: 盬洞) is the second largest city in Zong by population, after Huwei. Gudong is situated at the heart of the most-populous built-up metropolitan area in Zong, an area that extends into the neighboring cities of Huwei and Makeng, forming the largest urban agglomeration on Adonia. Administratively, the city is part of the province of Hong Leng Te. In 2016, the city's administrative area was estimated to have a population of 12,106,920. Gudong is ranked as an Alpha- Global city.

History

19th century

Geography

Gudong is located in the center of the province of Hong Leng Te, to the south of Huwei and north of Makeng.

Urbanization

In general, the city of Gudong was formed during the 20th century, growing from village to metropolis through a series of informal processes and irregular urban sprawl. It grew from a population of only 32,000 people in 1880, to 8.5 million inhabitants in 1980. Urban growth in Gudong has followed three patterns since the beginning of the 20th century, according to urban historians: since the late 19th Century and until the end of the Great Adonian War, Gudong was a condensed city in which different social groups lived in a small urban zone separated by type of housing; from the 1940s to the 1980s, Gudong followed a model of center-periphery social segregation, in which the upper and middle-classes occupied central and modern areas while the poor moved towards precarious, self-built housing in the periphery; and from the 1980s onward, new transformations have brought the social classes closer together in spatial terms, but separated by walls and security technologies that seek to isolate the richer classes in the name of security.

Urban fabrics

Gudong has a myriad of urban fabrics. The original nuclei of the city are vertical, characterized by the presence of commercial buildings and services; And the peripheries are generally developed with two to four-story buildings - although such generalization certainly meets with exceptions in the fabric of the metropolis. Compared to other global cities (such as neighboring Huwei), however, Gudong is considered a "low-rise building" city. Its tallest buildings rarely reach forty stories, and the average residential building is twenty. Nevertheless, it is the fourth city in Adonia in quantity of buildings, according to the page specialized in research of data on buildings Emporis Buildings.

Such tissue heterogeneity, however, is not as predictable as the generic model can make us imagine. Some central regions of the city began to concentrate indigents, drug trafficking, street vending and prostitution, which encouraged the creation of new socio-economic centralities. The characterization of each borough of the city also underwent several changes throughout the 20th century. With the relocation of industries to other cities or provinces, several areas that once housed factory sheds have become commercial or even residential areas.

The constant change of the landscape of Gudong due to the technological changes of its buildings has been a striking feature of the city, pointed out by scholars. In a period of a century, between the middle of 1870 and 1970 the city of Gudong was "practically demolished and rebuilt at least three times". These three periods are characterized by the typical constructive processes of their times.

Boroughs

Climate

Gudong has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa), with short, mild, overcast winters and long, very hot, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature in January is 16.2 °C (60.6 °F), and in July is 29.1 °C (84.2 °F). From April to September, rainfall is the heaviest and most frequent.

Parks

Demographics

Economy

Transportation

Air

Rail

Buses and trams

Cycling

Port and river boats

Roads

Education

Tertiary education

Primary and secondary education

Culture

Sports

International relations

As of 2018, Gudong has twinning or friendship agreements with the following fourteen cities:

  • Hitani Asahikawa, Hitani (since April 1963)
  • Aetolia Skopelos, Aetolia (since September 1969)
  • Volisania Ratae, Volisania (since June 1975)
  • Limonia CITY, Limonia (since January 1979)
  • Breisland Siegen, Breisland (since December 1984)
  • Sarta Dertosa, Sarta (since May 1987)
  • Nabia Santu Inaciu, Nabia (since July 1992)
  • Daras CITY, Daras (since March 1996)
  • Kandar Ganimazar, Kandar (since November 1997)
  • Echia Cartena, Echia (since June 1999)
  • Burawa Iskhal, Burawa (since March 2004)
  • Varkana Kaspi, Varkana (since October 2012)